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98.1 Saturday with Pete Hanson

Got big plans for the weekend? Whatever you’re up to I appreciate you taking us along and making 98.1 part of it. Whether you’re working on the honey-do list, or just relaxing, making your weekend up as you go along (those are the best kind), I’ll keep churnin’ out the tunes for you, and keep you up to date on what’s going on in St. Cloud this weekend.

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Sa 7:00 am - 10:00 am

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Lake George Boathouse Officially Open For Business

With the Memorial Day weekend playing the role as the unofficial beginning of summer here in Minnesota -- the folks at the Lake George Boathouse in St. Cloud have opened their doors for another summer of fun on the water. Paddle boards, canoes, and paddle boats are all available to rent.

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Severe Weather Possible Tonight Across Central Minnesota

Memorial Day is off to a nice weather start across Central Minnesota, but a few showers and storms could pop up later in the day. The threat for heavy rain, hail, and strong to severe storms is possible overnight tonight across the area.

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Blue-Green Algae Is Back In Minnesota (And It’s Bad For People & Dogs)

Memorial Day weekend is widely known as the unofficial start of summer. While water enthusiasts and pets enjoy swimming and boating when the weather is warm and sunny, these conditions are also perfect for growing blue-green algae, which can be harmful to both people and animals in Minnesota.

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Zoo Kills Gorilla After Boy Falls Into Enclosure [Crazy Video]

Have you seen this yet? Yesterday (5/28) a 4 year-old boy fell into the habitat area of an endangered gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. The child had slipped through a railing before falling nearly ten feet into the gorilla enclosure. The zoo was forced to kill the rare animal to protect the boy.

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The ‘Best Burger in Minnesota’ Hails from Minneapolis

The team at Mental Floss criss-crossed the U.S.A. in search of the best burger in each of the 50 states. And their chosen winner from the Land of 10,000 Lakes is none other than the '112 Cheeseburger' created on demand at the 112 Eatery in Minneapolis.

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Twins Win as Game Ends on This Bizarre Double Play [Watch]

The Minnesota Twins beat the 6-5 Mariners in Seattle last night -- in a game that ended at 12:40 AM CT on this bizarre double play.

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20 Things Minnesotans Should Brag About (But Don’t Because It’s Not Nice)

A couple of years ago Buzzfeed published a list of things that Minnesota is famous for. Here are the top-20 things from that list -- and frankly I think we need to throw the ol' 'Minnesota Nice' out the window and do some good old fashioned bragging.

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Teddy Bridgewater Surprises Young Vikings Fan for Birthday

Teddy Bridgewater's a busy guy, I mean winning the NFC North and all (pay attention ESPN). Now its OTAs and preparation for the season ahead, but the Vikings signal caller still took time out to give some love to a 6-year-old Minnesota Vikings fanatic that had invited him to his birthday party.

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Road Construction to Impact Minnesota Holiday Travel

The Memorial Day weekend pilgrimage to cabins and lakes across Minnesota will be affected by our annual deluge of road construction. While MnDOT tries to scale things back on big travel weekends like this, there are still construction zones like these that you should be aware of.

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Wet Start to Holiday Weekend in Minnesota

With the unofficial start to the summer in Minnesota just hours away -- Mother Nature may keeping the grills, picnics, and outdoor gatherings under cover for a couple of days; with showers & thunderstorms in the forecast for today & tomorrow. The good news: Sunday & Monday look much better.

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Minnesota Twins Pitching Coach Arrested For DWI

Not that I don't understand how this year's team might drive a coach to drink, but getting behind the wheel was a horrible idea. Minnesota Twins pitching coach Neil Allen was arrested early this morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

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Today is Red Nose Day (And You Can Make a Difference)

Red Nose Day started in England before crossing the pond to the U.S. -- and now, one day every year through the power of entertainment; awareness and money are raised to help kids who need us most in the U.S. and around the world. Have fun, raise money, and change lives.

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